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Trump pushes withdrawal from ‘endless’ Afghanistan, Syria wars

Trump pushes withdrawal from ‘endless’ Afghanistan, Syria wars

Pushing back against Republican opposition, US President Donald Trump reaffirmed his determination to pull US troops out of “endless wars” in Syria and Afghanistan, in an interview that aired Sunday. But he said they would stay in Iraq to watch Iran. Trump cited the high cost in blood and money after years of fighting in […]
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Taliban appoint co-founder as top negotiator for talks with US

SEPLAT’s CSR programmes bring succour to beneficiaries

The Taliban have appointed a co-founder of the movement as the new head of their political office in Doha, where talks have been held since Monday with US officials seeking to end 17 years of conflict in Afghanistan.
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Five killed in militant attack on Afghan police station

Nigeria loses N1.12bn daily to non-availability of gas—Report

Gunmen stormed a police station in western Afghanistan Saturday, killing at least five people and wounding two others, officials said, in the latest violence targeting the war-torn country’s beleaguered security forces. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the raid in the provincial capital of Herat, near the Iranian border, but the Taliban have […]
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Sydney, Hong Kong kick off 2019 parties with dazzling fireworks

Sydney and Hong Kong put on stunning fireworks displays in a spectacular welcome to the New Year, among the first in a wave of celebrations for billions around the world. Australia’s largest city organised its biggest-ever fireworks display, using a record amount of pyrotechnics as well as new effects. Colours lit up the city’s skyline […]
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US to pull 7,000 troops from Afghanistan

Garba Shehu Says PDP Has Failed To Learn From Mistakes

The Trump administration is planning to withdraw thousands of troops from Afghanistan, US media say. Reports, citing unnamed officials, say about 7,000 troops roughly half the remaining US military presence in the country could go home within months. The reports come a day after the president announced the country’s military withdrawal from Syria. Earlier on […]
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Death toll in suicide attack near Kabul jumps to 12

The death toll from a suicide bombing targeting a security forces convoy outside Kabul early Tuesday jumped to 12, officials said, with eight civilians killed in the latest Taliban-claimed attack near the Afghan capital.
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Nigeria ranked 3rd most terrorised global nation

Nigeria ranked 3rd most terrorised global nation

In the latest report released Wednesday, Iraq is ranked first, a position it has held since 2014. Afghanistan has ranked second since 2013. Our Reporters Nigeria, for the fourth consecutive year, occupies the third position among countries worst hit by terrorism, globally, according to the 2018 ranking on terrorism. This has been blamed on the […]
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